7.1 out of 10


34.1384382608668 -118.247935451343
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5

"Mostly Apartment Building Living"

Mariposa is a small community situated close to Glendale's City Center and The Americana. The community is densely populated for it's size. It consists mostly of 1950-1970's apartment buildings with a few same era homes mixed in. It feels relatively well maintained. The community is home to Maple Park.

There are relatively few homes available on the market (at the time of this review). They consist of single family California bungalow style homes and condominiums. They range in the $300-$600K range. The rentals were even more scarce with monthly rent not over $2000.

The location is great for commuting. It has a working class feel to the community. A good choice for apartment dwellers looking for a value close to shopping and restaurants.
  • Affordable
  • Conveniently and centrally located
  • densely populated
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Good Glendale Apartment Living"

The Mariposa neighborhood in southern Glendale is another working class neighborhood. There are a number of newer apartment buildings in the neighborhood and a mix of older homes as well. As with other parts of southern Glendale, the 15,000+ that make up this area are tightly packed, but, for the most part, streets are well kept and clean and one does not generally have an urban feel to the streets. There is some crime. There has been a murder at the northern end of the neighborhood in the last three years, but given the high population, this is comparable to many neighborhoods like my own as a matter of fact.

About a quarter of the working population in the area have jobs in offices with an equal amount having construction or factory jobs. This is basically a hardworking, largely blue collar neighborhood. There is a large Armenian presence in Mariposa. This is evidenced by the Catholic School (educating K-12) at the northwestern end. Mashdots College an Armenian College, is also in the area. Along S. Glendale Avenue, along with the car rental joints and tire shops, you will find kabob restaurants and Elena’s Greek Armenian restaurant—super tasty and super cheap. Well worth the visit if you are in the area.

On the eastern end of the neighborhood there is a Jehovah’s Witness temple and a Islamic Center, so this is clearly a very ecumenical neighborhood.

The local public school, Roosevelt Middle School, is in this area as well. It is a solid school and well supported by the community.

Like the bordering neighborhoods, this is yet another neighborhood filled with tightly packed apartment buildings. Despite the slightly lower rents in this part of Glendale, most streets are leafy and clean looking, with little qualitative difference from the apartment filled neighborhoods in Westwood, for example. Overall, it seems like a nice place to live—as far as apartment living goes.
  • Affordable Rents
  • Very Ecumenical
  • Strong Armenian Presence
  • Crowded
  • Some Crime
  • Ugly Boxy Apartments
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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